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Deputy Chief, Webmaster
Surf City Volunteer Fire Department Inc

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Surf City VFD - Current Membership Roster

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Demetrius Batts - 1201:

Deputy Chief

About The Surf City Volunteer Fire Department

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The department is led into action by Chief Demetrius Batts. Chief Batts has been a member of the department for over 20 years. He began as a "junior firefighter" is his younger years and has progressed through the ranks. He previously served as Chief from 1995 to 2001.

Fire Chief: Demetrius ...

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Fire Chief: Demetrius Batts

The Surf City (N.C.) Volunteer Fire ...

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The Surf City (N.C.) Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a FIRE Grant to purchase 800 MHz radios to improve radio interoperability throughout its county, said Chief Demetrius Batts. The county currently is transitioning from a VHF to an 800 MHz system, so grant monies were used to purchase nine mobile and 15 portable radios to ensure the volunteer department could support countywide radio interoperability.

The rural department needed such radios to communicate with surrounding first-responder agencies during large incidents but couldn't afford to purchase them through its $113,000 annual operating budget that is used to pay for overhead costs and training for 30 volunteer firefighters who respond to 200 calls per year. So Batts hired a grant writer for $550 to help complete the application. Although he recommends using a grant writer, he said the county's transition to the 800 MHz system and the need for radio interoperability was the core reason the grant was awarded.
"Give that the county as a whole was going to a different type of radio system helped us out quite a bit," he said.
Batts recommended that rural departments use the federal grants to procure equipment. "It is very hard to for volunteer departments to purchase such equipment in order to provide coverage to taxpayers," he said.

Photo by Chief Demetrius ...

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Photo by Chief Demetrius Batts.

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